This weekend, the University of North Dakota entertains the Manitoba Bison in an exhibition game at the Ralph Engelstad Arena on October 6, 2013. This game marks the return of former UND forward Talylor Dicken who transferred to Manitoba after the 2011-12 season. Dicken will wear number 21 for the Bison.
Matchup: UND (0-0-0, 0-0-0 NCHC) vs. Manitoba (0-0-0, 0-0-0 Canada West)
Date: October 6, 2013.
Time: 7:07 p.m. Central.
Radio: UND 96.1 (KQHT-FM) – The Fox.
TV: Midco Sports Net (HD channel 622, SD channels 27 & 322)
Series History: All-time: UND leads the series against the Bison 8-0-0 (1.00). UND leads the series against the Bison in Grand Forks 8-0-0 (1.00). UND has never played the Bison in Manitoba.
Players to watch:
North Dakota: Forwards: Rocco Grimaldi (13g-23a—36pts), Mark MacMillan (13g-12a—25pts), Drake Caggiula (8g-8a—16pts). Defense: Dillon Simpson (5g-19a—24pts), Nick Mattson (3g-12a—15pts), Jordan Schmaltz (3g-9a—12pts). Goaltenders: Clarke Saunders 13-9-4, GAA 2.30 and .917 save percentage, Zane Gothberg 9-4-3, 2.46 GAA and .920 save percentage.
Manitoba: Forwards: Ian Duval (9g-23a—32pts), Brendan Rowinski (3g-7a—10pts), Jess Paradis (1g-7a—8pts). Taylor Dicken (Redshirt). Defenseman: Travis Bobbee (4g-19a—23pts), Jeremy Schappert (6g-15a—21pts), Dane Crowley (6g-8a—14pts), Darren Bestland (2g-8a—10pts), Goaltender: Joe Caligiuri 1-2-0, GAA 3.29, .901save percentage.